pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

What a Disappointing Election!

“Hi, I’m Joni Ernst. I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm,” she says in her debut television advertisement. In the ad, Ernst vowed to use her hog-castrating savvy to “make ’em squeal” in Washington, D.C. The full quote goes: “I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm. So when I get to Washington, I’ll know how to cut pork. Washington’s full of big spenders. Let’s make ’em squeal.” Although her advertisement is supposed to be a metaphor to cutting spending in Washington, it also makes her appear as someone who finds humour and pride in their power over others.

I hope while Joanie Earnst is "Making 'em squeal", she remembers who picks up the tab, swabs the blood the floor, and starts hitting up the emergency room on our dollars because they CAN'T GET HEALTH CARE any other way. Definitely sounds lacking in human compassion to me.

I've been an animal lover all my life. When I castrate my colts, I CALLED THE VET AND PAID THE $$ to knock them out first. Even when I owed them a bundle. I paid every dime of it, and considered it money well-spent.

She's evidently forgotten, if she ever knew, that "Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." ~ James Bovard
Tags: election, quotation

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